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Wedemeyer Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German wede ‘wood’, ‘forest’ + meier ‘steward’, ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer), hence either an occupational name for a woodland bailiff or a distinguishing name for a tenant farmer living by a wood or forest. South German: variant of Wiedmeyer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rodemeyer, Wiedmeyer, Neumeyer, Bredemeier, Tiemeyer, Rosemeyer

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Wedemeyer Family Origin

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Wedemeyer Family Occupations

What did your Wedemeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wedemeyer. 36% of Wedemeyer men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Wedemeyer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wedemeyer were Clerk and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    32%
  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wedemeyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wedemeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wedemeyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wedemeyer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Wedemeyer. For the veterans among your Wedemeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wedemeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wedemeyer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wedemeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wedemeyer in 1956 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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